Daily Mail - Great Britain

Six inch knife pulled from the river in the search for Alice Gross

A six inch knife was found by police in the River Brent, less than a mile from where Alice Gross was last seen. The discovery came as the blade used by Zalkalns to kill his wife was revealed.

Posted on 23 September 2014 @ 12:37 am

Riots on Turkey’s border with Syria as up to 200,000 Kurds are blocked from fleeing Isis onslaught 

Clashes broke out as Kurds trying to approach the crossing from inside Turkey to take part in solidarity demonstrations with Syrians fought with security forces.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 11:47 pm

Tesco suspends top executives as shares dive 10%

Managing director Chris Bush (pictured) is believed to be among four directors asked to step aside while accountancy firm Deloitte carries out a review into the overstatement. 

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 10:31 pm

KVTA’s Charlo Greene quits live on air over medical marijuana report

Reporter Charlo Greene confessed she is the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club live on air before announcing that she was quitting using just a few choice words.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 9:16 pm

Kate Middleton breasts are scientifically perfect, says top plastic surgeon

Apparently 45 per cent of breasts above the line of the nipples and 55 per cent below is just right, says London plastic surgeon Patrick Malluci.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 6:53 pm

Banning Scottish MPs from voting on English laws ‘cannot be avoided’, Hague warns Labour after Tory summit

The London Mayor said proposals to hand sweeping new powers to Scotland were being introduced at a ‘blisteringly fast’ pace.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 6:31 pm

Spanish missionary Manuel Garcia Viejo arrives home in isolation chamber after Ebola infection

Dramatic images of Manuel Garcia Viejo being unloaded inside an isolation chamber from a Spanish military transport plane at Torrejon de Ardoz Air Base in Madrid were released today.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 5:55 pm

Indian Express - India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am

BBC - Great Britain

Algeria militants seize French man

Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French man in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 11:28 pm

UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis

The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 7:12 pm

French PM spared Merkel’s thunder

French PM spared Merkel’s thunder

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 5:57 pm

Putin inspires tiger character on TV

A fictional tiger cub called Mur is joining the cast of puppets in a hit children’s show on Russian TV – thanks to President Vladimir Putin, the show’s producer says.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 5:35 pm

Air France pilots reject offer

Striking Air France pilots have rejected an offer by the airline aimed at resolving the dispute.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 5:05 pm

Nicolas Sarkozy sets out to woo French voters

Sarkozy launches campaign to woo French voters

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 4:37 pm

Hague urges ‘English votes’ action

William Hague says the case for English devolution “cannot be avoided” any longer and suggested it could become a major issue at next year’s election.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 4:17 pm

NPR - United States

Calderon: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Create Carbon Tax

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon lead a group to encourage heads of state to propel climate change. He discusses the obstacles that block aggressive efforts to curb climate change.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 9:06 pm

What’s Turkey’s Next Step In Fight Against ISIS?

Turkey recently secured the release of 49 ISIS hostages. John Kerry said that Ankara had not committed to the coalition against ISIS because they first needed to deal with that hostage situation.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 8:57 pm

Why A Teenage Mom Was Jailed In El Salvador After A Stillbirth

Christina Quintanilla faced up to 50 years in prison after an anonymous hospital worker accused her of having an abortion.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 8:57 pm

Thousands March In Russia To Protest Involvement In Ukraine

A peace march in central Moscow on Sunday drew more than 25,000 protesters, objecting to the Russian government’s actions in Ukraine.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 8:44 pm

Kurdish Refugees Join Huge Numbers Of Displaced Syrians

The Syrian refugee flood in southern Turkey this weekend is just the latest in a larger crisis in the region. NPR’s Melissa Block and Robert Siegel go over the numbers.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 8:24 pm

Look Out MAVEN, India’s Mars Orbiter Is Closing In

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday, just days after a U.S. NASA probe began its orbit around the Red Planet. The difference? India did it on a much tighter budget.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 8:24 pm

Tensions Rise As Syrian Kurds Flee ISIS Advance

The Islamic State recently launched an offensive that sent a wave of Kurdish refugees into Turkey from Syria. Deborah Amos reports from southern Turkey on the chaos on the border.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 8:24 pm

The Jerusalem Post - Israel

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News Daily - United States

Arab role may be key to U.S. strikes in Syria: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama wants some Arab participation in air strikes against the Islamic State in order to expand the campaign to Syria, reflecting U.S. concerns that any long-term campaign must count on regional involvement, U.S. officials say. Obama authorized air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria almost two weeks ago and was briefed on U.S. war…

Posted on 23 September 2014 @ 12:12 am

French national kidnapped in eastern Algeria: foreign ministry

PARIS (Reuters) – A French national was kidnapped in eastern Algeria on Sunday, France’s foreign ministry said, just hours after Islamic State militants warned it would target France after Paris launched air strikes against them in Iraq. “A French national was kidnapped on Sunday in Algeria, in the region of Tizi Ouzou, while he was on holiday there,” the ministry…

Posted on 23 September 2014 @ 12:04 am

Support for gay marriage dips below 50 percent in Pew study

(Reuters) – Support for gay marriage among Americans has dipped slightly below 50 percent, the Pew Research Center found in a survey released on Monday, even as bans on same-sex marriage have been ruled unconstitutional in a number of states this year. The latest survey by Pew showed 49 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, down from 54 percent when…

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 11:56 pm

Futures lower after China policy comments; housing data due

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were falling on Monday, putting the S&P 500 on track to pull back from near-record levels after China’s finance minister indicated the country will not increase stimulus measures and ahead of data on the housing market. * China will not dramatically alter its economic policy because of any one economic indicator, Finance…

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 11:55 pm

World Chefs: Two-star Maaemo shakes up Norwegian cuisine

OSLO (Reuters) – In an unfashionable part of Oslo, head chef Esben Holmboe Bang’s minimalist creations are stirring up food culture in a country where, a generation ago, the height of fine dining was boiled cod and potatoes. At Maaemo, a restaurant squeezed between the city’s bus terminal and railway station, Bang uses exclusively local ingredients to rustle up the…

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 11:39 pm

ARM CEO defends chip technology connected to Nvidia legal fight

SAN JOSE Calif. (Reuters) – ARM Holdings Chief Executive Officer Simon Segars on Monday defended the British chip designer’s smartphone graphics technology connected to a patent suit by Nvidia Corp against Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm. This month, Nvidia said it was suing rival Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics, accusing both companies of infringing its property patents on graphics chip technology. Nvidia…

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 11:37 pm

Arab Bank found liable over Hamas attacks, U.S. jury says

NEW YORK (Reuters) – In a first-of-its-kind case, a U.S. jury on Monday said Arab Bank Plc provided material support to Hamas, and must therefore compensate the victims of two dozen attacks the Islamic militant group allegedly carried out in Israel and the Palestinian territories. The judgment, which followed a closely watched six-week trial in Brooklyn federal court, came in…

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 11:24 pm

Voice of America - US Government

NASA’s MAVEN Probe Enters Mars Orbit

NASA’s newest Mars probe, called MAVEN, has successfully entered its designated orbit around the Red Planet. Scientists will use its sophisticated instruments to try to learn what happened to the atmosphere Mars had a few billion years ago. VOA’s George Putic has more.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 9:20 pm

Cambodia Tribunal Announces Date for Next Khmer Rouge Trial

Cambodia’s International Tribunal has announced that the second phase of the trial for two former Khmer Rouge leaders will begin on October 17.

The date will mark the beginning of the final phase in the trial of Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, which was broken into two parts for expediency. Trial officials said hearings will continue three days per week.  

The two defendants are now facing charges for a wide range of crimes, including Khmer Rouge actions at detention centers and…

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 8:59 pm

‘Half-Coup’ in Yemen Muddles Security, Politics

Shi’ite rebels in Yemen celebrated with fireworks in the capital of Sana’a on Monday, 24 hours after signing a peace deal with the president to expand their political role.

Despite the agreement, the Houthis, also known as Ansarallah, spent the day raiding the homes of their opponents and establishing a hefty armed presence throughout the city in what one expert called a “half-coup.”

Weeks of clashes in the capital left hundreds of people dead.

Editor-in-Chief of…

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 8:26 pm

N. Korean Defectors Urge Switzerland to Freeze Pyongyang Assets

North Korean defectors have sent an open letter to Switzerland appealing for it to freeze the assets of the Kim Jong Un leadership.

“We have experienced and witnessed the gross, systematic and widespread violations of human rights committed by the North Korean regime against its own people, which has been ongoing for many decades,” wrote 20 defectors residing in South Korea.

The authors include internationally-known human rights activists Kwang Cheol Hwan and Shin Dong Hyuk.


Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 7:11 pm

US Court Revives Case Accusing RBS’ NatWest of Aiding Hamas

A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived lawsuits against National Westminster Bank by about 200 victims of attacks in Israel attributed to Hamas who are seeking to hold the bank liable for handling transactions linked to that group.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said a lower court judge erred in dismissing the two lawsuits against the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc unit over its dealings with Interpal, a London-based charity linked to Hamas.

Writing for a…

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 6:43 pm

Iran Sanctions Group Leader Launches Non-Profit to Fight Terror Financing

The leader of a Manhattan-based non-profit that tries to pressure Iran by publicly criticizing people and firms who do business there announced on Monday he is launching a new non-profit devoted to tracking terrorist financing.

The announcement comes less than two weeks after an unusual move by the U.S. government to intervene in a private lawsuit against the group, United Against Nuclear Iran.

Mark Wallace, chief executive of UANI, said his new group, called the Counter Extremism…

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 6:43 pm

Prosecutor: White House Intruder Had Ammunition Cache

A federal prosecutor in Washington said more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets were found in the car of the knife-carrying man accused of jumping the fence at the White House last week and dashing into the presidential mansion before being apprehended.

The prosecutor on Monday outlined the government’s case against Omar Gonzalez, the U.S. military veteran accused in Friday’s incident, as he made his first court appearance. Prosecutor David Mudd said the…

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 6:26 pm

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